Archive for June, 2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

avoiding the spotlight

Violet has been shaking her hiney since what seems like birth and seems to have always had a natural rhythm. However, as she’s gotten older she does not like to “perform” for anyone. Have a look for yourself from the moments leading up to the rodeo events. Here she is singing her heart out until […]

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

8 seconds

Since moving to Clear Lake almost a year ago, we’ve been hearing about the rodeo that comes through town in June. That weekend finally arrived, and we made sure to keep our calendars clear. The rodeo takes place at Crystal Springs Ranch and has been a tradition since 1946. Visitors from all over the world […]

Monday, June 18th, 2012


So we’ve been a little busy this past week. Last weekend we drove back to Minnesota to celebrate the graduation of my nephew Paul. I thought I had posted the senior pictures I took of him, but now I see that I never did. It was a bit crazy last summer and fall, so that […]

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

and so it begins…summer 2012

This week has provided us with spectacular weather. Temps in the 80’s and pure sun. Today seemed like the perfect day to cool off in the water. We’ve been driving by the Brookings water park for almost a year, so we finally took the plunge today. It was actually quite similar to the Watertown water […]

Monday, June 4th, 2012

the carnival came to town

Mike spotted the carnival in the mall parking lot on the way home from work on Friday on Memorial Day weekend, and he knew it would be right up our alley. So that’s what we did after dinner that night. They actually had a really good deal on ride tickets making it possible for the […]